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|Investigation of Best Practices in the Instruction and Assessment of LINC Literacy Learners in Ontario||Online Library||
This study reviews a number of sites in Ontario that offer ESL literacy and makes recommendations for best practices in instruction and assessment. Its recommendations are in compliance with the CLB Literacy Phases. Published in 2006.
|Janis's Home Page||Classroom Resources||
This site links to a number of computer sites for learners. Although not targeted to literacy, many are simple enough to use. Canadian content.
|Kitchen Math: NWT Literacy Council||Classroom Resources||
Numeracy. PDF workbook for math skills using kitchen measurments and grocery prices.
|Knowing your Literacy Students Project: Curriculum Guidelines and Cultural Manual||Online Library||
This resource manual is aimed at helping women with ESL literacy needs increase their literacy skills and integrate into Canadian life. The manual consists of two main sections: culture and its influence on the literacy process for learners and curriculum guidelines. No date.
|Language Guide||Classroom Resources||
This website supports vocabulary development through the use of audio and visuals. The content is offered in eleven languages, allowing students to choose to have a first language (if offered) translation of vocabulary being studied as they move their mouse over English words or graphics.
|Learn English with Picture and Audio||Classroom Resources||
This is a site for learners to use at a computer. It has photographs and says the word aloud, so that learners can increase their vocabulary.
|Learner Assessment in Adult ESL Literacy||Assessment||
This paper focuses on ESL literacy learner assessment. Wrigley speaks to standardized ESL literacy testing to reflect what ESL literacy learners are able to do. She defines alternative assessment and gives examples of some promising alternative approaches. Published 1992.
|Learning and Violence||Supporting LIFE||
This site has information on how violence impacts learning. There is an interactive kit within the site. This kit is written for learners and includes annimations, a song, audio and activities on coping with difficulties. It would be appropriate for Phase III learners.
|Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook||Bow Valley College Publications||
Essentials for LIFE content is based on Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook. The handbook is designed for instructors, program coordinators and other stakeholders in ESL literacy. It is a practical handbook, outlining promising practices in program considerations, strategies for the classroom and four different levels of ESL literacy.
|Learning Strategies and Low-Literacy Hmong Adult Students||Online Library||
Reimer describes her formal study of the learning strategies of her low literacy Hmong learners. She affirms that learners are already using a number of learning strategies and that instructors can help them use more by breaking each strategy down into manageable pieces.